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Francine Niyonsaba beats Eva Cherono at San Antón 10km Race

Rio Olympics games 800m silver medallist, Francine Niyonsaba won her first ever road race at the 38th edition of the International Night of San Antón 10km Race that was held on Saturday (26) night in Spain.

The 28 year-old who holds the 2000m world record beat a strong field that included the 2019 World Cross Country silver medallist Champion Eva Cherono and the 2015 African Games champion Alice Aprot.

Niyonsaba took on the two Kenyans head on as they pushed each other almost to the tape but the Burundian gave a kick of her lifetime to cut the tape in 32:01 with Cherono coming home in second place three seconds later. Aprot who is coming from the maternity leave crossed the line in third in 33:49.

Clara Gallardo and Beatriz Álvarez both from Spain finished in fourth and fifth place in a time of 34:27 and 34:49 respectively.

LEADING RESULTS

10KM WOMEN

  1. Francine Nyonsaba  (BDI) 32:01
  2. Eva Cherono             (KEN) 32:04
  3. Alice Aprot               (KEN) 33:49
  4. Clara Gallardo          (SPN) 34:27
  5. Beatriz Álvarez         (SPN) 34:49

Ferdinand Omanyala to debut at Brussels Diamond League

National 100m champion Ferdinand Omurwa Omanyala will be making his Diamond League debut at the Brussels Diamond League meeting on Friday evening.

After making his debut at the Olympic Games in Tokyo in 2021, Omanyala will be up against American Fred Kerley, South African Akan Simbine, American Trayvon Bromell and Michael Norman.

Omanyala, who failed to advance to the final, made history as the first Kenyan to reach the semis at the Olympics.

The 25 years-old Enjoys the National Record that he set twice in 9.86 during the final at the International Josko Lauf Meeting at Pramtal Stadium, Andorra, Austria a fortnight ago.

Olympic 5,000m silver medallist, Hellen Obiri, who is also the reigning World 5,000m champion, Margaret Chelimo, Lilian Kasait, Beatrice Chebet, Eva Cherono and Daisy Cherotich are the Kenyans who will compete in women’s 5,000m.

They will be up against Tokyo Olympic 10,000m silver medallist, Ethiopia’s Gidey Letensebet and fast-rising Francine Nyonsaba from Burundi.